Is treason an un-prosecutable offense in our current Political climate? I can name a few so called Americans that I would like to have treason orders filed against them but I know it will never happen.
What do you think and why?
Web Def of Treason
a crime that undermines the offender's government
disloyalty by virtue of subversive behavior
treachery: an act of deliberate betrayal
In law, treason is the crime that covers some of the more serious acts of betrayal of one's sovereign or nation. ...
answered Jun 11 '10 at 19:09
I don't think that treason would be problematic to try in court at all in today's political climate. Killing fellow Americans intentionally in battle situations, giving up American secrets to the enemy, etc. These would all get you a guilty conviction if the evidence was clear. That being said, many people's definition of treason (including the book so titled) is way too broad and basically includes the expression of one's free speech and therefore unconstitutional. While we may not like what other people say, I don't think trying them for treason is a solution.
answered Jun 12 '10 at 00:40